Le Clos de Fontcouverte
Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Just 300m from the charming Provençal village of Oppède in the Vaucluse, this beautifully-restored property with private swimming pool and spacious, enclosed garden offers enormous appeal. It is the perfect choice for a holiday, thanks to its excellent facilities as well as its proximity to a lively village. Formerly used in the the production of silk, this 16th-century property, built in local stone, has been sympathetically modernised to provide stylish and comfortable accommodation of a notably high standard. Warm Provençal colour schemes and brightly coloured furnishings create a wonderfully pleasing interior ambience while outdoor living is equally attractive, with views extending over nearby vineyards, the Luberon hills and the Vaucluse plateau. One may find it difficult to leave this wonderful spot, the village with all its amenities and the splendid views, however nearby are many sites of interest including the pretty villages of Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. A visit to the 12th-century Cistercian Abbey at Senanque is a must, as is a day trip to Aix-en-Provence, a beguiling town thanks to its history of art. Avignon, a city rich in history and art, is only to 30 Km.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camargue or La Cote Bleu 85 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille Marignane Intl Airport (73 Km ) or Nice , Nearest railway: TGV Avignon ( 38 km ) or Cavaillon SNCF Station (|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
UPPER FLOOR :
Open-plan living/dining room with end kitchen with open fireplace, 5-ring gas cooker and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer.
Doors to balcony with garden table, chairs, barbecue.
Wi-Fi internet access, CD player
1 Bedroom with 1,60mt size bed.
1 Bathroom with stand-alone bath tub, walk-in shower, wc.
3 Bedroom with 1,60mt size bed.
1 Bedroom with 1,40mt size bed.
1 Shower room with wc.
1 Utility room with washing machine.
Gas for cooking and heating included – ( For Winter season extra charge requested )
Bed and household linen included.
Cot, high chair available free on request.
Withing walking distance, the village of Oppède has a baker, butcher, grocer, café and restaurants.
Chemist at Maubec (2km).
Supermarket in Coustellet (4km) and Cavaillon (12Km) .
Typical Market in Coustellet on Wednesday and Sundays, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (15km) on Sundays, Apt (22km) on Saturdays and Lourmarin (40km) on Fridays.
|Further details outdoors|
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with security alarm (available from JUNE to SEPTEMBER), please note the pool depth of 1m10 to 2m30. Tennis courts in Oppède,(300 mt), horse riding in Robion (5 km). River bathing and water sports possible at Fontaine de Vaucluse (10 km). Sea at 85 km. Plenty of walks in the area.
Timing: Check in Saturday h.16.00 to 18.00 - Check out Saturday h.10.00
Advance: 30% of rental fee to secure booking - Balance 4 weeks before your stay with bank transfer or cash at the arrival.
Refundable damage deposit of € 300 required on arrival, to be refunded at the departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Imagine a land of rugged limestone cliffs, rust-colored ochre hills, low mountains and peaceful farms. of old stone huts, crumbling farmhouses, and beautifully-restored homes. of sweeping views that never seem to end.
Imagine a land of old perched villages. of vineyards, cherry and olive trees, lavender. of vibrant markets selling flowers, fruits and fabrics. of ancient churches and castles.
This land is the Luberon- a beautiful and peaceful oasis in central Provence, just an hour north of the Mediterranean Sea.
It's a rural area, stretching 34 miles on either side of a small, rocky mountain range. The area offers travelers a wide diversity of experience for a week-long stay: a rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times, incredible landscapes of mountains and farmland, hilltop stone villages, the ruins of old castles, delightful outdoor markets, and a wide variety of food and wine.
The villages in the southern Luberon in Vaucluse overlook the tranquil course of the Durance river. Sun-gilded drystone walls, ochre-washed homes, terraced fields and shady squares with gurgling fountains all contribute to the warm and gentle lifestyle which dominates here. Artists and craftspersons hone their talents in each village. Vineyards and cherry orchards dot the hillsides, and the plains are planted with gorgeous fruit, including one of the jewels in Vaucluse’s crown, the melon from Cavaillon.
The Luberon range peaks at 1125 meters altitude. Hiking paths beckon to all levels of walkers. Abundant flora and fauna are protected by the Luberon Regional Natural Park which covers most of the territory here.
At feet of Luberon, Oppède is double. An old perched village steeped in history and the other which fruits in the plain. That from above, Oppède-le-Vieux, is known from the whole world whereas that from below, Oppède is anchored in the Provençal everyday's life.
Marked by the History, Oppède-le-Vieux saw crossing the centuries and on guard exceptional marks. On his rock peak, the rests of an old castle of the Middle Ages, " as a fragmented grenade", curl the abyss down from steep cliffs, diving into a vertiginous canyon. At feet of the castle, the view in 360 °, on terraces Ste-Cécile, landscaped gardens and far off Mont-Ventoux and mounts of Vaucluse and side abyss, Luberon. The residents of the Old Oppède are protected by his collegiate church of the XIIth century, Notre-Dame of Alidon, in restoration by the favor of lover's handle of the place.
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11 Oct 2014
"Everything you could ever wish for in Provence"
If you are looking for the quintessential Provence Villa then this is it. Private enough to have some peace and quiet but only a five minutes walk to the local cafe and boulangerie. We had 5 adults an… More
Very kind and respectful people. We have been happy to have them as our guests. You are always welcome.Grazie
14 Aug 2014
"A perfect find!"
We had a wonderful and memorable stay in this absolutely beautiful gite run by a very warm and welcoming couple (Angelo and Patrizia). The location was perfectly positioned for exploring the Luberon a… More
Thank you. We are very happy about your stay. Amy and Phil are very kind and nice guests. Our house will be always opened for you. A warm regard from us and from Zac.
27 Jul 2014
"Windy and Beautiful"
My husband and I travelled to the area with another couple to cycle. Our stay at Le Clos de Fontcouverte was wonderful. The home is tastefully decorated, very clean and had all the amenities required to make us feel at home. The extra space provided allowed the 4 of us to have privacy, store our bikes, and enjoy meals and down time in the amazing indoor & outdoor common space.
When we rented the home the only concern we had was the lack of air conditioning. In the end this was not an issue as the weather was unseasonably cool and extremely windy during our stay. That being said, if it had been warmer I think the house would have been comfortable as you can always cool off in the pool and let the "mistral" winds blow through the house.
Oppede is a very quiet village and the Boulangerie wasn't always open. However, a quick 3-5km drive and you can find another shop.
Angelo was very welcoming and helpful host. He provided us with a number of recommendations and has a number of information booklets for reference.
Thanks for all you have written. You are marvelous guests. We wish to still have you with us.
19 Jul 2014
"Exactly what we longed for in Provence"
It is a worrying moment when you send a large chunk of money overseas to a person that you found on the internet to rent a holiday house. You hope that the person is real, and the house exists and if … More
Hi.... We are very happy to read your comments. All this, encourages us to improve our house. You are always welcome..!! I will ask to the neighbor to plant the lavender!!! Ciao
9 Oct 2013
"Perfect house in a perfect position"
Our extended family had an amazing experience staying in this accommodation for a week. It catered for all ages...our young children to grandparents. It is an ideal position as it is only 2 minutes to… More
Thank you ...we were very pleased to have you as our guests, and that you enjoy your stay. You will be always welcome. Ciao
28 Sep 2013
"Traumhaft schönes Anwesen. Da bleiben keine Wünsche offen."
Ein sehr geschmackvoll hergerichtetes Haus aus dem 17. Jahrhundert. Der Vermieter Angelo und seine Frau Patrizia haben das Haus mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Das Haus wurde komplett saniert … More
You are very nice and polite people. Therefore we will be always happy to have you as our guests.Ciao Ciao
21 Sep 2013
"Magnificent Villa in a Fantastic Provencal Location"
I wonder if Angelo and Patrizia ever got tired of hearing us rave about how much we LOVED their beautiful villa?!My wife and I traveled with another couple to spend 2 unforgettable weeks here in Septe… More
Thank you.. we are very pleased you enjoy your stay.
17 Sep 2013
"absolutely beautiful villa with very friendly owners"
This was an amazing place. Beautiful villa with gorgeous views. The owners Angelo and Patrizia were so friendly and accomodating.We travelled with another couple. We had enough space to be together … More
Ciao everybody...!! We are pleased to have you known and that you have spent a pleasant stay. A regard also from Zac.
12 Aug 2013
"Super house, great location, friendly owners !"
Many thanks to Angelo and Patrizia for their warm welcome and assistance during our stay. A lovely house - beautifully equipped and furnished - and a
fist class well-maintanined pool.
Very highly recommended !!
It were very pleasant to know you, and your suggestions have been very useful to improve our house. We wish to be able to meet us soon.
13 Jul 2013
"Beautiful and stylish holiday retreat in heart of the Luberon"
Spent a magical 2 weeks at this wonderful old stone farm house with my husband and mother in May/June 2013 exploring the charming villages in this part of the Luberon and also relaxing by the pool/in … More
It was a pleasure to have you as our guests,and hope to see you again soon and hope you will pass the word.
Angelo et Patrizia
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